Famed for its rooftop bars accompanied by a twinkling backdrop, the city never has a dull moment. Whether you want to have a dip, or are just doing it for the ‘gram (we won’t judge) then these are the places you’ll want to be seen at…
Hip - Friends - Stylish - Cocktails
Featured in our NYC nightlife guide, this rooftop party paradise truly never sleeps. Cool off with boozy treats like frozen, popsicle garnished Prosecco cocktails.
Jimmy at the James New York
Hip - Stylish - Friends - Rooftop bar
This swanky rooftop terrace is a hotspot complete with a DJ and extensive cocktail menu. The space is open year around, but the pool is especially stellar during the summer months - don’t forget your bikini!
Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The Met
Hip - Rooftop bar - Friends - Modern
It’s not your traditional rooftop bar, but the Cantor located at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a dreamy spot overlooking Central Park. The bar is home to an art installation that changes annually and cocktails to theme. ‘Monalisa' cocktail anyone?
The Dominick Pool Deck
Local - Casual - Rooftop bar - Friends
Rent a cabana like a true New Yorker for a relaxing day in the sun or opt for drinks at sunset with friends. This serene space boasts made-to-order sushi to accompany your al-fresco cocktail.
Hip - Post industrial - Rooftop bar - Friends
Located in Brooklyn, this newly-opened architectural daydream boasts exteriors and interiors reminiscent of the 1960’s and 70’s. Throw on that vintage bikini pull up one of their sun-beds (the spongiest mattress you’ll lay on all summer) and sip on a handcrafted cocktail. You deserve it, right?